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Faculty & Staff

The Helms School of Government at Liberty University trains and equips students to become Christ-centered statesmen and stateswomen in the fields of criminal justice, government, political science, public policy and administration, the law, international relations, strategic intelligence, and national security.  The knowledge gained from our programs, integrated with Biblical wisdom, gives our students a sound historical, structural, and philosophical education in American government at all levels, firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian principles of governance, justice and liberty.

Our faculty in the Helms School of Government bring real-world experience and a keen understanding of the critical issues facing society into the classroom. In addition to our residential team, our programs include over two hundred adjunct faculty involved in distance education for online courses.

See all Program Directors listed by school and program name.

Contact School of Government faculty and staff by emailing government@liberty.edu

Associate Deans


    photo of Dr. Kahlib Fischer
    Department Chair for Government
    Professor of Government
    photo of Dr. Rebecca Munson
    Department Chair for Government and Public Policy and Associate Professor of Government
    photo of Dr. Fred Newell
    Department Chair for Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
    photo of Dr. Ben Rathsam
    Department Chair for for Criminal Justice and Pre-Law and Associate Professor of Government



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    Sharene Duncombe
    Faculty Support Coordinator
    photo of Gracelyn Hedrick
    Gracelyn Hedrick
    Faculty Support Coordinator
    photo of Ashton Hunter
    Ashton Hunter
    Doctoral Student Support Coordinator
    photo of Jane Irwin
    Jane Irwin
    Director of Doctoral Programs
    photo of Titus Pettman
    Titus Pettman
    Director of Operations
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    Chris Rhoades
    Assistant Director of Operations
    photo of Lia Tsamoutalidis
    Lia Tsamoutalidis
    Administrative Assistant
    photo of Andrew Wehberg
    Andrew Wehberg
    Faculty Support Coordinator

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